Joe Ross <jaross115@...>
The message regarding Andre Kostelanetz's origins interested me. My
mother's first cousin married his great niece. She was the grandaughter
of Andre's brother.
The family was very Hasidic, and I recall being introduced to his brother
while he was praying at the Wailing Wall one Friday evening about 25 years
ago. I recall my cousin saying that the family had lived in Jerusalem for
many generations, but I could be wrong.
In any event, when Andre married Lily Pons, who was not Jewish, they no
longer had contact with him.